Month: November 2011

Atiku, Obasanjo in fresh Clash

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Few months after former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, made fleeting overture at reconciling their five-year beef, remarks from Condoleezza Rice’s memoir has plunged both men in a fresh words war.

The latest clash, sparked by Obasanjo’s Newspaper interview where he said Atiku failed to succeed him in 2007 because he was inexperienced and self destructive has got Atiku reacting angrily.

The former Vice President said he was unbelievably shocked by the distortion of truth Obasanjo, who is supposed to speak honestly like a statesman, rendered in the interview.

He said his problems with Obasanjo did not bother on competence but his opposition to Obasanjo’s third term ambition which he (Obasanjo) has continued to deny.

The former US Secretary of State, in her “No Higher Honour” memoir confirmed former President Obasanjo birthed the third term agenda.

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A Serving National Assembly Lawmaker Runs Boko Haram —SSS full statement

RESS BRIEFING

ARREST OF ALI SANDA UMAR KONDUGA (A.K.A. USMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI),

SPOKESMAN OF THE BOKO HARAM SECT

Ali Sanda Umar KONDUGA, Usman AL-ZAWAHIRI

Ali Sanda Umar KONDUGA, acclaimed spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, widely known in the media as Usman AL-ZAWAHIRI

On 3rd November, 2011 about 2030 hours at Gwange area, Maiduguri, Borno State, a joint security operation led to the arrest of Ali Sanda Umar KONDUGA, acclaimed spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, widely known in the media as Usman AL-ZAWAHIRI. He was a former political thug operating under a group widely known as ECOMOG.

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Tributes to Alexandra Ibru

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Late Alex Ibru

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“This man, whose life recorded a pattern of good works, has definitely gone too soon. Many will remember him for founding The Guardian Newspapers which set the tone for independent and balanced journalism in Nigeria. Those who knew him closely will remember him for his life’s work of quiet philanthropy,” President Goodluck Jonathan.

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President Goodluck Jonathan’s 91 campaign promises – help identify those he has delivered

GEJ made 91 campaign promises, has delivered on any of them?

Between  February and March, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), toured the entire nation on campaign. Each stopover he made, he dropped at least two campaign promises.

National dailies reported them as he unleashed the promises. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting documented them – 91 of them!

IPC documented the promises under 13 subtitles including infrastructural development, power, economy, energy and gas and security. Others are agriculture, education, women, water resources, mineral resources, national question, reforms and Niger-Delta.
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Latest Images From the Abuja Tanker Explosion

  1. Explosion at petrol station near AP Plaza in Wuse II Abuja. Believed to be caused by tanker offloading products. 3… fb.me/xlyPp44o
    November 16, 2011 12:01:08 PM EST
  2. Tanker in flames on Adetokunbo Ademola in Abuja.
    November 16, 2011 11:24:27 AM EST
  3. Petrol tanker at ASCON filling station engulfed by flames in Wuse II, Abuja. @omojuwa @scarfizal http://yfrog.com/oe3q5nj
    November 16, 2011 11:31:57 AM EST

NIGERIA NEEDS YOUR LEADERSHIP – letter to president gej

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Aso Villa
Abuja.
Dear Mr. President,
NIGERIA NEEDS YOUR LEADERSHIP
Thank you for your continued efforts towards improving Nigeria. Though I have my opinion on the impact of your efforts, but that is not the purpose of this letter.
Sir, as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, whose daily duty is to work with young Nigerians and ask them not to think of what Nigeria can do for them but what they can do to make Nigeria a better place, I have a problem. My problem is connected to the questions that I have had to struggle with over the years. One of the most popular is this: “You keep saying we should add value to Nigeria, but Nigerian rulers don’t care about us, so why should we care?”

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Full list of 2010 and 2011 Nigeria National Honours Award recipients

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Story by Economic Confidential

The Federal government of Nigeria has released the list of 2010 and 2011 National Honours Award recipients. The Economic Confidential has discovered that over 80% of the awardees came from the public sector as either public officers or political appointees.

Less than 15% of the recipients are actually from the private sector including the tradition rulers, religious leaders and artists whose individual contributions were considered for the awards.

The highest award of Grand Commander of the Niger (GCON) goes to Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group of companies while the category for Commander of the Federal Republic goes to mostly retired and current service chiefs, heads of service and top ranking traditional rulers. The title of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) has some former/ current governors and ministers as beneficiaries.

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